ASCA 2018



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ASCA 2018 Photo Gallery

View photos from ASCA 2018! ASCA has compiled a handful of photos from this year’s meeting on the new gallery page. Go check it out and view photos of sessions, the social event, receptions and more!

Continuing Education Credits

To receive credit, you must complete an evaluation for each session through the Continuing Education Portal by June 30, 2018. You will use the same ID number listed on your badge. If you have any questions regarding your customer ID, please contact

Session Handouts

All handouts can be found under the “Library” tab in the ASCA 2018 Annual Meeting Community on ASCA Connect. To gain access to this online community, you will need to log in using your email address and password. (Note: If this is your first time logging in, your initial password is your last name, case sensitive.) If you receive an error message or need further assistance, please email

ASCA 2018: Location Changes for Friday Sessions

Due to their popularity, tomorrow’s infection prevention sessions have been moved to a larger room. These Friday IP sessions will now be held in room 304:

8:00am–9:00am: Sterilization and Reprocessing of Ophthalmic Instruments

11:15am–12:15pm: Anesthesia's Role in Infection Control

2:00pm–3:30pm: Develop an Education and Competency Program for Endoscope Reprocessors

3:45pm–5:15pm: Best Practices in Surgical Instrument Reprocessing

The following sessions, originally taking place in room 304, will now be held in room 311:

8:00am–9:00am: An All-Hazards Approach to CMS Emergency Preparedness

11:15am–12:15pm: What You Need to Know Now about the OAS CAHPS Survey

2:00pm–3:30pm: Applying NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, to Your ASC

3:45pm–5:15pm: Aligning Your Policies and Procedures with Medicare’s Regulations and Accreditation Standards

View full schedule

Download the ASCA Meetings App

ASCA Meetings Mobile App

The ASCA Meetings app is finally here! All registered ASCA 2018 attendees should have received an email with instructions on how to download the app and verify their account. Users can also search for ASCA Meetings in the App Store or Google Play and download the app on their own. The ASCA Meetings app, provided by Cardinal Health, will not only serve as your comprehensive guide for ASCA 2018, but for all subsequent ASCA meetings and seminars as well!

This free app provides access to:

  • Customizable meeting schedules
  • Interactive maps
  • Session handouts
  • Speaker information
  • Continuing education credit guidance
  • Peer networking
  • Exhibitor information
  • Much more!

Once you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to enable push notifications to keep up with the latest updates and information throughout the meeting.

Don't have iOS or Android? You can access the browser version of the app here

Contact ASCA at if you have any questions.

ASCA 2018 Registration Check-In Hours

 Tuesday  April 10  4:00 pm–7:00 pm
 Wednesday  April 11  6:00 am–7:00 pm
 Thursday  April 12  6:30 am–6:00 pm
 Friday  April 13  7:00 am–4:00 pm
 Saturday  April 14  7:00 am–10:00 am

Protect Your Patients and ASC with These Infection Prevention Sessions at ASCA 2018

How effective is your ASC’s infection prevention program? Should you be doing more to keep your patients infection-free and your ASC compliant? Find out at in Boston—where you can attend two full days of IP sessions aimed at helping you target an infection rate of zero this year. These courses also provide many of the continuing education credits in infection prevention needed to qualify for the new Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ exam, which will be offered for the first time this October.

Don’t Miss the New Advanced Sessions at ASCA 2018

Get even more valuable ASC education at ASCA 2018. This year, ASCA’s annual meeting will offer 17 new advanced sessions on topics such as strategic planning, cyber security, complying with the latest federal regulations, crossing the generational divide, financial benchmarking and more. The advanced sessions—which are denoted in the schedule by a red “A”—are designed for ASC employees who feel they have the basics in their respective fields covered and are looking to improve their skills. Check out the full schedule, then register for ASCA 2018 today!

Get the Latest Regulatory Updates at ASCA 2018

ASCA 2018 is your opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders about the latest regulatory news affecting your ASC. ASCA’s annual meeting brings together thousands of ASC professionals and industry experts from around the country, giving you the opportunity to share ideas, discuss best practices and explore new ways to improve and grow your ASC. This year’s meeting also features more than 60 educational seminars, an exhibit hall with 200+ vendors and countless networking opportunities. Register today!

Improve Your ASC’s Infection Prevention Program at ASCA 2018

Make sure your infection prevention program keeps your patients safe and your ASC Medicare compliant. Get the resources and education you need at ASCA 2018, April 11–14 in Boston, Massachusetts. ASCA’s annual meeting offers two full days of infection prevention sessions on topics such as the infection preventionist’s role in an ASC, performing an infection prevention risk assessment, using Medicare’s ASC infection control worksheet to drive improvement, endoscope reprocessing and more. Register today!


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